parasitoidism


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parasitoidism

[¦par·ə·sə′tȯid‚iz·əm]
(biology)
Systematic feeding by an insect larva on living host tissues so that the host will live until completion of larval development.
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In this context, the aim of this study is to investigate the effects of tropical forest fragments on aphid abundance and parasitoidism rates in adjacent wheat fields in agricultural landscapes of Parana State, southern Brazil.
Thus, the smaller chamber diameter could be considered to be an indication of larval parasitoidism, presuming that the parasitoid is an idiobiont (i.
Other Trypoxylon species here showed even lower values of parasitoidism, similar to those observed for two species in different localities in Spain (2.
spite, cooperation, mutualism, symbiosis, parasitoidism, inquilism).
Abstract: Parasitoidism is an important interaction in agricultural landscapes due to its potential application in the biological control of insect pests, and its effectiveness can be modified by factors such as structure and diversity of plants.
bellicus are described and illustrated as well as some biological information from the laboratory regarding oviposition and parasitoidism.